Batteries

The Fraunhofer ISC with its R&D Center Electromobility Bavaria works to develop or optimize battery materials and processes for efficient stationary or mobile energy storage systems. In close cooperation with industry, the R&D Center for Electromobility investigates promising materials for electrodes, electrolytes, and other cell components and designs new methods for their manufacturing and processing up to pilot scale. The Center uses state-of-the-art high-end technology for comprehensive analyses of cell components and batteries.

 

Current R&D areas

  • Lithium-ion batteries (LiB) – i. a. modification of high-energy cathodes and anodes, solid-state electrolytes
  • Metal-air batteries – i. a. development of catalysts, design of interfaces
  • Lead-acid batteries (LAB) – i. a. additives for electrode masses


Our services to customers

  • Development of battery cell materials and components
  • Process development
  • Battery and cell manufacturing
  • Modern test methods and high-end equipment for new and aged battery cells (e.g. accelerated cell aging)
  • Comparative test methods, e. g. for laboratory cells and aged cells or different prototypes

 

Further information

Please visit the website of the Fraunhofer R&D Center Electromobility Bavaria to learn more about our activities in the fields of batteries and energy storage systems.

 

Expert information

Project ECO COM'BAT

Pilot manufacturing of new battery electrodes.
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Pilot manufacturing of new battery electrodes.

The EU funded project ECO COM'BAT opens up a new approach to enhance sustainability of high-voltage batteries. Electromobility sets challenging technical requirements for new high-performance batteries – cruising range, life span, safety, or charging times. But an intrinsic challenge is the resource need for a growing number of big car batteries, so new, more sustainable material concepts have to be developed.

 

Read more about the ECO COM'BAT project.